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post #4891 of 4918 Old 06-05-2015, 01:49 PM
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Correction - It was available for the Xbox 360 - not the "original" Xbox
Consider me corrected. Anyways, get an XBox 360 HD DVD drive and rip, play the file.
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Consider me corrected. Anyways, get an XBox 360 HD DVD drive and rip, play the file.
I'm going to have to seriously consider this in case the HD DVD player craps out again.

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HD-DVD Rom drives were available in a number of formats including laptop sized internal drives, desktop sized internal drives, drives mounted in cases for usb connection and the already mentioned XBox 360 drive which connects to a computer via usb.
Poke around Ebay to see if something looks like it might suit your needs.

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So... what's the skinny on region free and PAL for the A35? I see somebody selling discs on eBay to accomplish both of these things.
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So... what's the skinny on region free and PAL for the A35? I see somebody selling discs on eBay to accomplish both of these things.
It will make the A35 PAL capable and regionfree for DVD. But it will not convert PAL to NTSC. It will output PAL as PAL and NTSC as NTSC. So you need to have a TV or a projector that can handle PAL.
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Thanks. I searched around a bit and can't seem to find anywhere with the firmware(s) or instructions?
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If someone needs the HD-A35 firmware's, I keep an archive of them in ISO format. I have 1.1, 1.3, 2.0 and 4.0.<br><br>
Send me a PM.
Can you possibly send that to me? I don't have enough posts yet to PM you. I need 4.0. Any help is appreciated..
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Can you possibly send that to me? I don't have enough posts yet to PM you. I need 4.0. Any help is appreciated..
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8fnap1375...p199osYia?dl=0

You have 7 days to download stuff from this link. It will not work after Feb 14th, 2017.
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8fnap1375...p199osYia?dl=0

You have 7 days to download stuff from this link. It will not work after Feb 14th, 2017.
Troy, thanks for providing these files. I have a number of Toshiba HD-DVD players including an A35, so these may come in handy!

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Link to Toshiba HD DVD firmware:

https://onedrive.live.com/?id=6948F2...48F2460BDD190C
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Out of 3 HD DVD players I bought years ago - I only have one left - the HD-A35. The other two have both stopped working.. Looking back, that was a huge waist of money - 3 players and a bunch of movies. Even though I really enjoyed it at the time. On the other hand, I saved a LOT of money on 4k, so I guess we're even

But with regards to my remaining HD-A35, looks like it's going out too - either that, or my disks are degrading. Either way, looks like it's maybe time to say goodbye finally. And I still think HD DVD movies look better - too bad Sony and Toshiba couldn't work together and come up with a single format..
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Out of 3 HD DVD players I bought years ago - I only have one left - the HD-A35. The other two have both stopped working.. Looking back, that was a huge waist of money - 3 players and a bunch of movies. Even though I really enjoyed it at the time. On the other hand, I saved a LOT of money on 4k, so I guess we're even

But with regards to my remaining HD-A35, looks like it's going out too - either that, or my disks are degrading. Either way, looks like it's maybe time to say goodbye finally. And I still think HD DVD movies look better - too bad Sony and Toshiba couldn't work together and come up with a single format..
With regards to your comment above, they did, it was Blu-ray...


FWIW, I have 5-6 HD-DVD players and well over 100 movies, 4 BD players and 400 movies, given this pattern I will soon be buying a 4K player and, yes even more movies!

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My HD-35 is freezing after 10 minutes of play. Any suggestions, or is it just done? What to do with the 69 HD disks I have???
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My HD-35 is freezing after 10 minutes of play. Any suggestions, or is it just done? What to do with the 69 HD disks I have???
Is it on every disk?
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Is it on every disk?
On several, however I since opened up the unit and used canned air to clear the dust, including spraying directly into the boxed in disc drive. Have watched 2 discs now without issue. I guess since a rarely use it, dust somehow accumulates.
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On several, however I since opened up the unit and used canned air to clear the dust, including spraying directly into the boxed in disc drive. Have watched 2 discs now without issue. I guess since a rarely use it, dust somehow accumulates.
I guess... good luck. You might think of backing those up to a disk or NAS if possible. Just in case the unit goes or the disks get disk rot.
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I guess... good luck. You might think of backing those up to a disk or NAS if possible. Just in case the unit goes or the disks get disk rot.
Good idea.
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I guess... good luck. You might think of backing those up to a disk or NAS if possible. Just in case the unit goes or the disks get disk rot.
I have used specialized firmware to back up SACDs, which can only be read by certain players: HD-DVDs would be similar.

Does anybody have a good method to back up their HD-DVDs digitally to an external device?

Thanks in advance...
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I have used specialized firmware to back up SACDs, which can only be read by certain players: HD-DVDs would be similar.

Does anybody have a good method to back up their HD-DVDs digitally to an external device?

Thanks in advance...
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I would be interested too, just as insurance! I have 4 (5 if you count the external HD-DVD Xbox drive) players in the basement...

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I would be interested too, just as insurance! I have 4 (5 if you count the external HD-DVD Xbox drive) players in the basement...
I just did 14 of my disks that I want to keep. See what I wrote up in the software section to convert them to Blu-Ray. I spent a bit of time making sure that it worked fine with subtitles (available) and a choice of ac-3 or PCM and original chapter stops. Then I burnt them to a disc, but I tested them over my network and the final ISO streamed just fine to a neotv550.
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I started having the no audio via HDMI issue with my A35. The video still works and looks great. Turns out it was the Deep Color Mode setting being enabled on my LG OLED tv that was causing the issue. I have a newer Pioneer Elite 4K A/V receiver and thought it was the problem. So after switching multiple cables and a plethora of settings changes on the A35 and Pio Elite receiver, it was that silly Deep Color setting on the tv. It's not a big deal to disable it now and then as I rarely watch an HD-DVD. My 5 other source devices are outputting 4K w/ HDR, so I leave Deep Color set to on the vast majority of the time. Just glad my A35 is still fully functional. Maybe this will help someone else who's experiencing the no audio over HDMI issue.
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I started having the no audio via HDMI issue with my A35. The video still works and looks great. Turns out it was the Deep Color Mode setting being enabled on my LG OLED tv that was causing the issue. I have a newer Pioneer Elite 4K A/V receiver and thought it was the problem. So after switching multiple cables and a plethora of settings changes on the A35 and Pio Elite receiver, it was that silly Deep Color setting on the tv. It's not a big deal to disable it now and then as I rarely watch an HD-DVD. My 5 other source devices are outputting 4K w/ HDR, so I leave Deep Color set to on the vast majority of the time. Just glad my A35 is still fully functional. Maybe this will help someone else who's experiencing the no audio over HDMI issue.
Thanks for sharing, I too have a A35 and over a hundred titles and now a LG OLED (2 weeks ago), I plan to watch a lot of these titles on this TV so it would have been a bummer if this setting screwed that up!

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Thanks for sharing, I too have a A35 and over a hundred titles and now a LG OLED (2 weeks ago), I plan to watch a lot of these titles on this TV so it would have been a bummer if this setting screwed that up!
Glad to help! Wish I had figured it out sooner. I almost ditched my A35. I'm sure you are loving your OLED! I'm a videophile coming from a Pioneer Elite plasma and CRT projector. My world was rocked 4 years ago when I purchased my first OLED, a curved 1080p 55" set. I currently own a 65" OLED and can't wait until I'm able to afford an upgrade to the 77" model.
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Watch HD-DVD's every now then, and still impressed with the striking colour, and sharp close up images. I wonder if the red laser HD-DVD uses is some how superior/different Blu-Ray who won the battle.
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Glad to help! Wish I had figured it out sooner. I almost ditched my A35. I'm sure you are loving your OLED! I'm a videophile coming from a Pioneer Elite plasma and CRT projector. My world was rocked 4 years ago when I purchased my first OLED, a curved 1080p 55" set. I currently own a 65" OLED and can't wait until I'm able to afford an upgrade to the 77" model.
I do find the picture on my 65" OLED incredible, coming from a fine tuned plasma as well I was blown away by the detail and depth of the picture, and those blacks!

Here in Canada the price on the 77" is over triple that of the 65", I will take some of that money an upgrade my 1080P BenQ DLP projector to a 4K unit for the really 'big picture' experience...

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Watch HD-DVD's every now then, and still impressed with the striking colour, and sharp close up images. I wonder if the red laser HD-DVD uses is some how superior/different Blu-Ray who won the battle.
Perhaps, I was a HD-DVD early adopter and only went BD when the battle was lost, the technical merit argument would only be academic now, I am just happy we didn't compete competing formats for very long.
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Watch HD-DVD's every now then, and still impressed with the striking colour, and sharp close up images. I wonder if the red laser HD-DVD uses is some how superior/different Blu-Ray who won the battle.
I have over 200 HD-DVDs (lost track) and still go back to them now and then. It definitely seems that some are slightly superior to their subsequent blu-ray release. The quality of film transfer and encoding method are probably more responsible for the visual differences you mentioned. Blu-ray audio usually wins out. Although, I did purchase many foreign HD-DVD releases that contained DTS-HD or TrueHD audio tracks. With 4K upscaling on my Pioneer receiver, the HD-DVDs look excellent, and I still refuse to re-buy some movies on Blu-ray.
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Has anyone else had issues with their HD-A35 not outputting any video when connected to HDMI 2.0 ports? I learned tonight that mine won’t work with my Vizio P65 unless I hook it up through an HDMI 1.3 input.

I only noticed the issue now because I recently replaced my Marantz AV8801 (HDMI 1.4) with a Marantz AV7705 that supports HDMI 2.0 on all inputs.

I was able to avoid plugging the player directly into the TV by connecting it through the HDMI input on my Oppo UDP-203, which has its own HDMI input that can be configured for HDMI 1.3 compatibility.
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Me. I ended up with certified premium hdmi cables between the A35 and my receiver and then again between my receiver and my plasma set. No intermediary Oppo needed after that. (A firmware update in my Denon AVR-X7200WA receiver (about a year ago) essentially disabled the A35 video that had been working prior until the cables were upgraded.)

Speaking of the UDP-203, I didn't have any video for that either until I replaced the cable between the receiver and the plasma (so possibly the better cable between the a35 and my receiver wasn't necessary, but at that point I didn't want to bother with any of my old hdmi cables any more).
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